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Your daily movie bulletin bringing you the lowdown on 28 August, including all the action from the first day of the Venice film festival

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Well the big news is that the Venice film festival kicks off in Italy today, in space, with Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Xan Brooks and Andrew Pulver. Stand by for news, reviews and video on the opening night film, Gravity, as well as galleries and much more. It'll be almost like you're actually there. Almost.

Other than that, the headlines rocking our gondalas today are:

• Don't yawn: Luther creator plans big screen prequel with Idris Elba

• Like Goldy(finger): Daniel Craig hoping for more irony in next Bond movie

• Pacific Rim is Us propaganda against China, says People's Liberation Army officer

• You got served: Obama loves The Butler.

• Holy moly: Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott to reunite on Moses movie Exodus

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- Catherine Shoard

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